Carrot Red Lentil Chili (Vegetarian)

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Carrot Red Lentil Chili

You might be looking for something warm for dinner tonight! Here's a great recipe for vegetarian Carrot and Red Lentil Chili. (You can add lean ground beef or turkey for a non-vegetarian option)


  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) Olive Oil 
  • 1 Onion, chopped 
  • 1 cup (200g) Red Lentils (brown or green lentils may be used as well) 
  • 1 1/4 cup (300ml) Organic Chicken Stock 
  • 2 Zucchinis, chopped 
  • 5 medium Carrots, peeled and chopped 
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste 
  • 1 tablespoon basil 
  • 1 tablespoon oregano 


  1. Wash all produce well 
  2. In a medium-large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes 
  3. Add chopped onion to the stockpot, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes or until slightly browned. Once the onion is browned, add lentils and continue to cook, stirring occasionally every 2-3 minutes for another 5 minutes. 
  4. Add broth, zucchini, carrots, herbs, spices, and salt and pepper; continue to cook the chili on medium/high heat until it comes to a boil.
  5. Once the chili comes to a boil, lower the heat to medium/low and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until lentils are completely cooked. 
  6. Remove chili from heat and serve to be enjoyed immediately or save for later. 

Makes 4 servings

Looking for a non-vegetarian version? You can also use this same recipe and add 1 1/2 pounds of lean ground beef or turkey to your red lentil chili. 

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